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Michel Francis Schexnayder Jr

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 1st Air Division

    1st Air Division

    Division
    In December 1944, the 1st Bomb Division was redesginated the 1st Air Division.

  • 1st Combat Bomb Wing
  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-37887 'Old Battle Axe'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/6/44; Hunter 10/6/44; Dow Fd 30/6/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-T] Bassingbourn 31/7/44; 401BG [LL-J]; after 22 missions switched to Carpet Jammer Ops; Returned to the USA Bradley 15/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45;...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

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Date Contributor Update
25 January 2018 15:08:01 PaulSchex Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Discharge documents, 401st Bomb Squadron Daily Reports, 8th Air Force Historical Society, and personal notes.

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